How to watch Zattoo Germany outside Germany

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What is Zattoo, and how can I watch it?

Zattoo streams some of the biggest channels from all over Europe—live. It’s one of the best there is at what it does, and it was certainly one of the first.

In 2006, the platform was created to stream the FIFA World Cup—held that year in Switzerland. It wasn’t long before the service had over 10 million subscribers. Over the following years, their reach and content grew to provide the extensive list of channels it offers today.

There are plenty of English, Spanish, German and French-speaking channels, but as well as those, there are add-on packs for other countries and language-specific content.

Their free service offers over 90 channels from over 150 European TV networks. Their Premium and Ultimate accounts provide well over 100, most of which stream in HD.

Zattoo’s subscriber add-ons include crime, blockbuster movies, documentaries, music, and more. There are also specific international add-ons for Turkish, Bosnian, Croatian, and Polish viewers.

Subscription accounts allow viewers to record shows, pause and replay live TV, removes the ads and the 30-hour cap on streaming each month, providing unlimited access to content.

Whatever you want to watch, from whichever corner of Europe, Zattoo has you covered.

How can I watch Zattoo with StreamLocator?

StreamLocator provides a virtual German location to satisfy the Zattoo servers. Once they think that you’re in the correct country to access their service, the gates are open for you to watch all of their glorious content.

Our hub communicates with servers around the world, providing suitable IP addresses for each service and channel.

No complicated settings or software installation required

The beauty of StreamLocator, over other typical systems, is that there’s no software to download and install and no DNS settings or profiles to have to switch, add or update. Those systems need you to activate them on every device you plan to watch Zattoo with. With StreamLocator, all the work is done for you.

Our hub works with your router, so any device accessing the Internet via your WiFi is automatically provided with the bypass it needs. In a typical household, that could easily be up to 10 different devices, some of which you can’t install a VPN on even if you wanted to.

StreamLocator works with Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Apple and Android smartphones and tablets, games consoles and of course, your Mac or PC.

We ship you your hub when you take out a subscription—and don’t worry—it works with all WiFi routers. What’s more, it doesn’t slow down your Internet speeds or affect your usual online activity in any way whatsoever. What you get is a connection to as many geo-blocked services as you need. StreamLocator handles each one of them at the same time, from anywhere in your home.

How to watch Zattoo from outside Germany

Just about all of the TV providers have to conform to international viewing rights. That means being able to pinpoint where their viewers are, to make sure they’re in the right country. The system they use is called geolocation tracking, and fortunately for you, there are a few clever ways to get around it.

If you’re not in Germany (or Switzerland), then Zattoo will block you from watching their streams unless you provide a location within their permitted regions.

The most popular methods to do this are VPN and Smart DNS. There are others, but these have been the most recognised and reliable for quite some time.

How to register for Zattoo from outside Germany

Once StreamLocator provides Zattoo with a German location, you’re free to sign up for their services. You can choose their simple ad-supported free account, or take a 30-day trial of their upgraded Premium or Ultimate services.

At the end of the 30-day trial, you’ll have the option to pay for whichever level of subscription you want. You should be able to pay with any Visa or Mastercard, but if you have problems with them, they also offer PayPal as an option.

Do you need a VPN or DNS to watch Zattoo from outside Germany?

Not necessarily, but they have been the preferred methods to get around geo-blockades for quite some time. However, as time goes by, and as the service providers become more vigilant, regulating their content, these 2 staples are becoming less reliable than they once were.

IP addresses with too many connections are often filtered out as obvious VPNs. There are also blacklists of IP addresses that the providers can cross-reference to ban from access. You might have to try several different locations within your software before you find one that works. Even when you do, some of the cheaper VPN services will reroute you through servers so slow that streaming is patchy and pointless.

StreamLocator is different. It doesn’t work using just one method to navigate the location blocks, but with a selection. That way, our ingenious hub can find out what the different servers need, configure the best option, and get you the access you need. All without you knowing it’s doing it.

How to unblock Zattoo

Unblocking Zattoo is easy with StreamLocator, wherever you are in the world.

  1. Plug your StreamLocator hub into any port of your WiFi router.
  2. Activate your account with a few easy to follow instructions.
  3. Choose the new STREAMLOCATOR network from your WiFi options.

StreamLocator will get straight to work, finding the best way around the geo-blockades, and delivering the streams you want to watch.

Does StreamLocator allow me to watch Zattoo for free?

If you choose the free account, then everything stays free for you to view, just as normal.

For those viewers who want an ad-free service, with more HD channels and more advanced functionality, will still have to pay for your subscription.

Popular channels on Zattoo in Germany

  • 7HD Deutschland
  • RTL Deutschland
  • Sat 1 Deutschland
  • Das Erste
  • ZDF
  • NTV
  • RTL Zwei
  • VOX
  • Arte
  • 3 Sat
  • Sport 1
  • Kabel Eins Deutschland
  • DMAX
  • TLC
  • WDR Köln
  • Super RTL
  • NDR
  • RBB
  • Nitro HD
  • SWR BW
  • Phoenix
  • Sixx HD
  • MDR Sachsen
  • ZDF Info
  • Eurosport
  • Toggo Plus
  • 7Maxx
  • Gold
  • Sky Sport News
  • Doku
  • Comedy Central
  • Welt
  • MTV
  • Euronews
  • Deluxe Music
  • QVC
  • NDR
  • WDR
  • RBB
  • Baden TV
  • CNN
  • Bloomberg